How is shoulder pain treated?
Treatment of shoulder pain usually involves altering normal activities, along with rest and physical therapy to help improve shoulder range of motion, strength and flexibility.
Medication can also be used to reduce inflammation (swelling) and pain. The majority of kids and youth athletes with shoulder pain will respond to these treatments, but some shoulder problems, such as recurring dislocations, may end up requiring surgery.
Learn more about our Sports Medicine Program for Young Athletes that treats shoulder pain.
How to prevent shoulder pain
Avoiding shoulder overexertion or extensive activities/sports can help to prevent shoulder pain. Learn more about sports and common orthopedic injuries.